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Well, I ended up with a nasty head cold last week and so this didn’t get posted on Friday as planned – sorry!

It’s all here now though, so be prepared for a bunch of photos (you may want coffee. Or tea. Or something decaffeinated. Go ahead, I’ll wait!)


I made this album to highlight a few of my favourite summer pics. I put in 6 tabs, one each of June, July, and August for Molly and Gabe, and then added the photos of them that I loved from each month.

The album is a bit sturdier than usual – I used super heavy chipboard for the covers and spine and a Tim Holtz small ring binder to hold the pages. I decorated the cover with some of the Farmhouse Paper Company stickers and used the included stamp set with gold embossing (my favourite thing lately):

sunshine - embossing

And hung a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Key from the spine:

sunshine - spine

For the first page I cut down one of the envelopes and misted it. I then decorated it with one of the Farmhouse flowers (sidenote: not a flower lover here but these ones are gorgeous!) and a bit mist. It holds bits and pieces from the summer.

sunshine - envelope

The main pages are cut down and then folded up to make pockets where I put additional photos. The back of each pocket has a full size picture:

sunshine - august gabe

And the mist I used on the envelope and pocket pages is, of course, shimmery gold to match the embossing on the cover!

sunshine - gold mist

Each of the small photos is mounted on a 7 Gypsies library card (not included in the kit but the Paperie carries them, fabulous for PL!). The date is written on the tab and there’s a small line about the photo on the back:

sunshine - small photos

That’s it! You made it to the end – whew! If you live locally and want to see the full album, check it out at The Paperie, along with the rest of my LO’s and Wendy’s cards.

Come back tomorrow, my post is ready to go with the October Simple Scrapper templates and a bunch of the SS girls are joining in too!